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JP Sullivan expands solar with second system

AYER -- Joseph P. Sullivan & Co., Inc., a family-owned packer and shipper of local apples grown in New England and Eastern New York, has partnered with Solect Energy Development to install a 260 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roofs of its Ayer apple packing and storage facilities. Full Story
AYER NEWS
July 4th celebration grows again

By Stephanie Michaud Correspondent AYER -- The 4th of July Committee met July 14 to discuss how not only how this year's festivities went by to brainstorm ideas for 2016. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
Road work next week, expect delays

PEPPERELL -- Highway Superintendent Peter Shattuck reported that the Highway Department will be working on Lawrence, Wheeler and Cranberry streets next week. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Town having no success

in filling Park Comm. seat
GROTON -- Prepared to appoint a new member to the Park Commission to fill a vacancy, selectmen were frustrated Monday night in the attempt when they learned that there were no applicants for the open position. Full Story
SHIRLEY NEWS
New police officer sworn in

SHIRLEY -- Selectmen on Monday night appointed Matthew Euliano to a full-time patrol officer's position on the Police Department they had tried to fill for some time. Full Story
TOWNSEND NEWS
Townsend facilities manager needs updated job classification

TOWNSEND -- With the new fiscal year underway, the facilities maintenance manager is without a current job description and classification. Full Story
SPORTS
Ex-Pats' back passes advice on to local youngsters

"We met during April vacation. They came down and they loved this site," said Nashoba Tech Assistant Principal Matthew Ricard. Full Story
HARVARD NEWS
Harvard public safety log

MONDAY, JULY 6 AM 0432 motor-vehicle accident, with injury, Route 2 West. PM 108 motor-vehicle stop, citation/written warning, Mass Ave. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
Monty Tech's incentive program pays off for students

FITCHBURG -- Monty Tech's student motivational incentive program, known as Bulldog Pride, was established many years ago for the purpose of increasing student attendance, decreasing discipline issues and promoting a better school atmosphere. Full Story
(Verena Dobnik/AP)
Diner en Blanc: New York leads world's biggest popup picnic

NEW YORK (AP) — Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world's largest popup picnic at a location revealed only at the last moment. Full Story
(Fernando Vergara/AP)
TV depiction of Colombia's only saint angers her devotees

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — For weeks, billboards on buses and television spots have been announcing what promises to be Colombia's next big prime-time sensation. Full Story